However, there are some things to watch for, especially when a new person comes into our lives. Telling the truth comes naturally, and most honest people don’t have to wait, after being asked a question, before they begin to formulate their answers. Not so with liars. They need more time to get their story straight. That’s why you may notice longer-than-normal pauses when you ask them something.
There are other clues as well. Look for general evasiveness, along with the inability to answer a “yes” or a “no” question directly. If you see a constellation of these clues, proceed very carefully.
Hyde took very awkward long pauses….especially in therapy! Have you noticed this too?